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Happy New Year!

Let the affirmations begin.
Louise Hay
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Jan 01, 2011 at 09:00 AM

Affirmations are like planting seeds in the ground. First they germinate, then they sprout roots, and then they shoot up through the ground. It takes some time to go from a seed to a full-grown plant. And so with affirmations, it takes some time from the first declaration to the final demonstration. So be patient.

The following letter from my book, Letters to Louise, will help you to create affirmations for the New Year. I like saying my affirmations looking in a mirror and saying them out loud. As you practice your affirmations, you will come to realize that the answers really are within you.

Dear Louise,

I’ve just been rereading You Can Heal Your Life after 20 years, and I’ve been saying I APPROVE OF MYSELF as a mantra. I want to compose my own affirmations for the New Year, guided by your words, for a few areas of my life.

As well as repeating them as often as I think of them, I was going to record them and play them to myself every night before going to sleep. Do you think it's better to concentrate on one area at a time, or can I put them all in there together?

If doing one at a time, how much time would you recommend I devote to each one? Until I notice results? One month? For example, I am putting my house up for sale. In this climate, do you think my goal can manifest if I decide on a price I want to get and repeatedly state this in an affirmation?

Dear One,

It’s just great that you want to take charge of writing your own affirmations for the New Year! Remember to always start with positive words such as: I can, I am, I will, I have.

I can do it!

I can allow myself to succeed.

I am the happiest person I can be

I am cherished and loved by everyone.

I will take the next step.

I will do it!

I have all that I need.

I have the power to heal.

Put them all together and record them if you can. Playing them as background music whenever possible will help them become part of your consciousness. Be sure you play them as you go to sleep at night. Each day, repeat a different affirmation as often as possible.

A good affirmation for selling your house would be:

My house easily and effortlessly finds new owners, who gladly pay my price of ____, its equivalent, or better. 

Then do what you need to do to list your house, to make it shiny and bright, and to spruce it up a bit. As you do these things, say your affirmations and know that Life is handling your sale. Appreciating Life always makes things easier to do.

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Louise Hay
Louise Hay Louise Hay was an inspirational teacher who educated millions since the 1984 publication of her bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, which has more than 50 mill Continue reading